07 March, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the move and its significance; about IOC
News: India has joined as an observer of the Indian Ocean Commission.
About the move
With this, India joins China, which was made an observer in 2016, as well as the “International Organisation of the Francophonie” or the 54-nation French-speaking collective, the European Union (EU) and Malta, which were all admitted in 2017.
Significance of the move
The COI works on four pillars which have been adopted in 2005 by the Summit of Heads of States:
Source: The Hindu
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